Over the summer the Music Department has undergone an amazing transformation. Gone are the drab grey curtains and dark green carpets. In their place now there are bright coloured floors, murals, and crisp white walls. Each room in the department has been redesigned to maximise the amount of learning that takes place.
MU1 has had a recording studio fitted to it, to enable all pupils, ensembles, choirs and bands to record their work to the highest quality. 8 Apple Macintosh computers have been installed with music industry standard software and the room also boasts two separate displays for work, video and audio resources.
MU3 has been fitted out as a keyboard suite featuring 11 work stations, enabling up to 22 pupils to improve their keyboard skills during lessons. This room also features an interactive white board to provide pupils with audio and visual resources to work with.
MU2 has been redesigned with more of a traditional teaching room emphasis but still retaining the colour and vibrancy of the department. This room also benefits from the inclusion of an interactive white board to give pupils visual, audio and kinaesthetic resources to work with as well as a grand piano and modular furniture which enables the room to be transformed to suit many different learning activities.
As well as the changes to every teaching room in the department the foyer now has a bright vibrant atmosphere and we have the addition of two extra practice rooms. These two new practice rooms are large enough to fit bands of up to 5 or 6 people. Along with the two smaller original rooms this gives the Music Department a wide scope for extra curricular activities, performance and composition work and the amount of peripatetic provision we can provide.